Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Do not, under any circumstances, accept a job endorsing Gillette

Also, possibly, do not name your stadium after Gillette, either. The jury is out on that last one, deliberating slowly, let's face it the Patriots have had a pretty decent run up to their recent down-turn, so you can't really say Gillette Stadium is cursed. You can certainly wonder, however, did the name and everything associated with it become cursed after a certain point.

Tiger.
Tiger.
Tiger.

What. Were. You. Thinking.

By the time you are finished reading this sentence another blonde bombshell will have claimed to have had sexual relations with Tiger Woods. Is Roger Federer hiding in a panic room somewhere, chewing nervously on Oreo cookies wishing he had never met the guys from the advertising department in Gillette? First Thierry Henry, then Woods, and we all know Roger is next.


Rachel Uchitel - involved in the Gillette curse somehow

Some would say the tennis star is already on the slippery slope. The Gillette ad campaign featuring the three super studs first aired in 2008. In that time Federer went from averaging double digit titles a year before the campaign, to totaling eight wins in the two years since. Eerie, no?

The famous threesome aren't the only ones to be affected by the Gillette curse. The New England Patriots, David Beckham and Sergio Garcia have all seen a down turn in the respective fields since accepting Gillette into their lives.

The Patriots can not seem to stop themselves from tripping over their own feet lately. Did something specific happen, or is having the name 'Gillette Stadium' emblazoned on their stadium simply an enormous cosmic tractor-beam of ill will since individual Gillette endorsements started going down the tubes? David Beckham? Can it be a coincidence he lost the MLS Cup Final as a direct result of his association with Gillette? Clearly, it can not. How about Sergio Garcia? Since El Nino won the Players Championship and subsequently cosied up to Gillette through the medium of a flashy advertisement, he is 0 for 27 on the PGA Tour.

The evidence is clear and damning. Take on a Gillette endorsement at your own peril, sporting types! We can only hope this curse extends to Derek Jeter, who so far appears to have escaped the clammy paws of fate on this one. We at Boston Irish look forward to the soon to come, explosive news that Jeter is all roided up, really into Depeche Mode and Broadway plays, or just a flat out, real-deal extra terrestrial.

Stay tuned.



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